Punjab Pradesh Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) president Captain Amarinder Singh’s son Raninder Singh failed to appear before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday. ED had on June 5 issued summons to Raninder to appear in its Jalandhar office in connection with its probe against him for alleged forex contraventions and holding of untaxed foreign assets.
Raninder has sought exemption from personal appearance from the ED citing medical reasons, it is learnt.
ED sources said the next date of Raninder’s appearance is yet to be decided.
Raninder had been summoned to explain the alleged movement of funds to Switzerland and creation of a trust and few subsidiaries in the tax haven of British Virgin Islands. The alleged violations had earlier been investigated by the Income Tax department and a case in this regard is currently on in a court in Punjab. The next hearing in this case is slated for July 26.
Raninder had earlier said he did not have anything to hide and was willing to cooperate in the matter.
The case came to light when the Income Tax department received information about Raninder allegedly holding the offshore account in the alpine nation as part of details received in this regard by the Central Board of Direct Taxes from their French counterparts in 2011.
Both Raninder and his father Amarinder Singh, a Lok Sabha Member, have denied any wrongdoing and termed the charges to be “false”.